Two Texas cities make Amazon's 20 finalists for second headquarters location

Posted at 9:43 AM, Jan 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-18 10:43:37-05

Amazon has released a list of the 20 finalists for the second headquarters location and two Texas cities made the cut. 

Among the 20 are Dallas and Austin, but not Houston or Milam County in Central Texas.

Milam County submitted a proposal for the second location to be in Rockdale in October.

Amazon announced the following finalists in a press release on Jan. 18: 

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Columbus
  • Ohio
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Indianapolis
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Montgomery County in Maryland
  • Nashville
  • Newark
  • New York City
  • Northern Virginia
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh
  • Toronto
  • Washington D.C.

Amazon received submissions from 238 cities and regions across 54 states and provinces throughout North America.

The new headquarters will be 50,000 jobs to whichever area is ultimately chosen. The company plans to invest over $5 billion to grow the second headquarters to accommodate these jobs. Amazon says the location will also create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community. 

Amazon currently has its first headquarters location based in Seattle.

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